Night Photography and Light Painting

Finding Your Way in the Dark

Author: Lance Keimig

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317964608

Category: Photography

Page: 268

View: 4149

Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. This new edition of Night Photography presents the practical techniques of shooting at night alongside theory and history, illustrated with clear, concise examples, and charts and stunning images. From urban night photography to photographing the landscape by starlight or moonlight, from painting your subject with light to creating a subject with light, this book provides a complete guide to digital night photography and light painting.

Night Photography

Finding your way in the dark

Author: Lance Keimig

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136097252

Category: Photography

Page: 280

View: 6530

Night photographers have one big thing in common: a true love of the dark. Rather than looking at night photography as an extension of daytime shooting with added complications, they embrace the unique challenges of nocturnal photography for the tremendous wealth of creative opportunities it offers. That's just what this book does. But if the idea of setting out into the deep, dark night with just your camera (and maybe a cup of coffee) gets your creative juices flowing, dive right in. Lance Keimig, one of the premier experts on night photography, has put together a comprehensive reference that will show you ways to capture images you never thought possible. If you have some experience with photography and have always wanted to try shooting at night, you'll learn the basics for film or digital shooting. If you're already a seasoned pro, you'll learn to use sophisticated techniques such as light painting and drawing, stacking images to create long star trails, and more. A chapter on the history of night photography describes the materials and processes that made night photography possible, and introduces the photographers who have defined night photography as an artistic medium. A chapter on how to use popular software packages such as Lightroom and Photoshop specifically with night time shots shows you how to make the final adjustments to your nocturnal creations. In this book you'll find history, theory, and lots of practical instruction on technique, all illustrated with clear, concise examples, diagrams and charts that reinforce the text, and inspiring color and black and white images from the author and other luminaries in the field, including Scott Martin, Dan Burkholder, Tom Paiva, Troy Paiva, Christian Waeber, Jens Warnecke and Cenci Goepel, with Foreword by Steve Harper.

Night Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Gabriel Biderman,Tim Cooper

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133510670

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 5537

Are you a night owl looking to make stunning images of streetscapes, fireworks, or the night sky? Do you like to bend time with long exposure photography? Do star trails or lightning strikes inspire you? Then this book is for you! In Night Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots, photographer Gabriel Biderman brings you the basics of digital night photography—exposure, composition, and light—and how to scout and capture different nocturnal locations once the sun goes down. Gabriel will help you understand the fundamentals and bring your unique artistic expression to any night situation. In this beautifully illustrated guide you will: Focus in the dark and master basic composition rules—and know when to break them Understand metering and switch to manual mode for more control over your exposure Set white balance, understand color temperature, and add flash or slow sync Explore color, light painting, and creative ways to play with light in your images Learn what gear works best for your style of shooting and strategies for operating your equipment in the dark Discover expert techniques for post-processing your nighttime images in Lightroom and Photoshop Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/night_fromsnapshotstogreatshots

Night and Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop

Author: Alan Hess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118214153

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 7931

Finally! A resource that sheds light on the unique challenges of night and low-light photography With their unique sets of challenges, night and low-light photography are often touted as some of the most difficult and frustrating genres of digital photography. This much-needed guide demystifies any murky topics provides you with all the information you need to know from choosing the right gear and camera settings to how to best edit your photos in post-production. Renowned photographer Alan Hess shares techniques and indispensable tips that he has garnered from years of experience. Helpful projects and full-color stunning photos in each chapter serve to educate and inspire, while assignments at the end of every chapter encourage you to practice your skills and upload your photos to a website so you can share and receive critiques. Details best practices for taking portraits, landscapes, and action shots in night or low light Features specific coverage of concert photography and low-light event photography Answers the most frequent questions that photographers face while tackling this challenging technique Packed with invaluable advice and instruction, Night and Low-Light Photography Photo Workshop doesn?t leave you in the dark.

Photography: Night Sky

A Field Guide for Shooting after Dark

Author: Jennifer Wu,James Martin

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 159485839X

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 9493

Photography: Night Sky will give you the tips and techniques you need to take stunning photographs in the dark. You’ll learn how to overcome the unique issues that confront nighttime photographers and capture images of which you’ll be proud. Co-author Jennifer Wu, an elite Canon “Explorer of Light” professional photographer, has become renowned for her ability to capture nighttime phenomena, from quarter-phase moon rises to shooting stars to the ephemeral Milky Way. this new guide reveals her methods and concentrates on photographing four principal subjects: stars as points of light, star trails, the moon, and twilight. these subjects share common photo techniques and considerations, but each also requires a distinct approach. Once captured, your digital images must be fi nished on the computer; coauthor and author of the bestselling Photography: Outdoors, James Martin, delves into the settings and procedures that elevate an image from mundane to striking. This clear and practical guide will help photographers of all levels portray the stunning spectacle of the night sky, preserving those special memories and moments from a life outdoors.

Creative Night

Digital Photography Tips and Techniques

Author: Harold Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111807615X

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 4651

Take a well-timed shot in the dark with this invaluable guide to night photography Shooting in low light and at night is challenging, but it can result in stunning images, so don't put that digital camera away after the sun goes down! Start capturing eerie and intriguing photographs at all levels of light with this information-packed guide from renowned photographer and author Harold Davis. He provides pages of field-tested techniques to help you find the proper exposures, including the best settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter. Don't miss the intriguing examples of his own work, including cityscapes, landscapes, and more. Walks readers through the intricacies of night and low light photography Explores the fundamental rules of exposure, including creative settings for ISO, aperture, and shutter speeds Informs and inspires with the author's own breathtaking examples of night photography, including cityscapes, landscapes, exciting night events, and other photos that illustrate the concepts Capture the visually exciting world after the sun goes down with this essential guide to night photography.

Fun in the Dark: A Guide to Successful Night Photography

Author: Beth Ruggiero-York

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483431983

Category:

Page: 118

View: 4877

Have you ever wanted to know how to use your camera at night to capture those exciting images you've seen? Beth Ruggiero-York, who teaches night photography, will show you just what needs to be done. The concepts and techniques for capturing all types of night images are explained and illustrated. From landscapes with star trails or stars as points, and moonlit landscapes to creative light painting and more, you will learn how to plan and realize your creative vision for long exposures after dark. Beth then goes on to introduce post-processing for night images. When you come home after shooting, you will be confident knowing how to optimize and manipulate your photographs. Color correction, noise reduction, sharpening and other essential adjustments in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw are discussed. Beth Ruggiero-York delivers insights that will help novices and advanced photographers alike in this guidebook that celebrates the beauty of taking pictures in the dark.

Night Photography

Author: Andrew Sanderson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780817450076

Category: Photography

Page: 127

View: 5890

"Comprehensive night photography manual, illustrated throughout with the authors high quality images. Night photography has long been considered a 'no-go area' fraught with intractable problems, a field which only the specialist or foolhardy would venture into. Now, with the help of this comprehensive and authoritative manual, photographers can embark with confidence on projects involving night-time images. Amongst the topics covered in detail are film speed, reciprocity failure, supplementary lighting, street lighting, processing problems, exposure and contrast control, printing techniques, and processing formulary and times. Through step-by-step instructions readers will find that mastery of these techniques can be used to create pictures full of drama and atmosphere." - product description.

Painting with Light

Lighting & Photoshop Techniques for Photographers, 2nd Ed

Author: N.A

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 1682031543

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 5164

Throw your preconceptions about light-painting out the window and prepare for a creative journey that will revolutionize your photography. Light painting is a classic photography technique that involves selectively illuminating sections of a dark subject by moving a light source (like a flashlight) over the subject during the course of a seconds- or minutes-long exposure. This results in uniquely nuanced depictions with a high level of technical artistry. As Eric Curry shows, however, today’s hardware and software allow you to produce light-painting images that are anything but traditional! In this book, you’ll learn, step by step, how to plan and execute incredible, nuanced images using simple gear, a whole lot of imagination, and today’s powerful postproduction software. With these techniques, your imagination is the only limit to what you can create!

The Complete Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography

Author: Lee Frost

Publisher: Amphoto

ISBN: 9780817450410

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 4838

Starting with a technical discussion and then tackling a wide range of themes and lighting situations, this book presents specific guidelines for shooting low-light landscapes, portraits, buildings, carnivals, and more. 200 color, 80 b&w illustrations.

Nightwatch

Painting with Light

Author: Noel Kerns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908211026

Category: Abandoned buildings

Page: 264

View: 4005

In Night Watch: Painting with Light, photographer Noel Kerns brings us a glimpse into a nocturnal world of abandoned wastelands...both urban and rural. A deserted drive-in on the edge of forever, a decommissioned military base, a small town being consumed by its own toxic waste. Kerns uses a technique called Light-Painting to bring these decaying relics back to life, revealing latent details that lead our eyes and imaginations on a journey to a secret twilight zone where the ghosts of our discarded past rise from the ruins in a surreal spectacle of light. These photographs mark all that remain of failed ideas and broken things, artifacts of human enterprise vanishing even as the shutter falls. With light and dark, motion and stillness.NIGHTWATCH: PAINTING WITH LIGHT is the first book from Kerns, one of the world's foremost practitioners of the art of light-painting. Join him as he ventures into the darkness of the American Southwest, exploring remote desert ghost towns under a full moon, or prowling theabandoned, seemingly post-apocalyptic structures of America's industrial wastelands.Kerns shares with the reader a nocturnal world that reveals its dreamlike details only when time, moonlight, and the light-painter's hand combine to tell the story covering Route 66, California, Nevada, Michigan and Texas.

The Magic of Light Painting

Author: Tim Cooper

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133845702

Category: Photography

Page: 65

View: 6413

Painting with light is magical. The flashlight is your brush and the scene is your canvas. Imagination and experimentation are your workflow. You control how long the beam strikes the subject, which angle it comes from, the color and softness of the light, and which part of the scene is illuminated. Few other forms of photography allow this level of creativity. Whether you’re shooting starry landscapes or urban architecture, pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you create and capture high-quality light painting images. In this detailed step-by-step guide you will: Understand how to focus and set your DSLR camera settings while working in the dark Learn how to calculate ambient exposure, ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, and white balance Discover light painting accessories and pro techniques for controlling the angle of light, intensity, beam width, and filtration Extend your night vision by preparing and processing your images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, including blending multiple images

Tony Northrup's DSLR Book: How to Create Stunning Digital Photography

Author: Tony Northrup

Publisher: Tony Northrup

ISBN: 0988263408

Category: Photography

Page: 250

View: 792

The top-rated and top-selling photography ebook since 2012 and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers: Free video training. 9+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book’s content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.Classroom-style teacher and peer help. After buying the book, you get access to the private forums on this site, as well as the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It’s like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.Lifetime updates. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you’ll ever need.Hands-on practices. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.500+ high resolution, original pictures. Detailed example pictures taken by the author in fifteen countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. Most photography books use stock photography, which means the author didn’t even take them. If an author can’t take his own pictures, how can he teach you? In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master: CompositionExposureShutter speedApertureDepth-of-field (blurring the background)ISONatural lightFlashTroubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad picturesPet photographyWildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)Sunrises and sunsetsLandscapesCityscapesFlowersForests, waterfalls, and riversNight photographyFireworksRaw filesHDRMacro/close-up photography Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro’s secrets for: Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)Remotely triggering flashesUsing bounce flash and flash modifiersUsing studio lighting on any budgetBuilding a temporary or permanent studio at homeShooting your first weddingHigh speed photographyLocation scouting/finding the best spots and timesPlanning shoots around the sun and moonStar trails (via long exposure and image stacking)Light paintingEliminating noiseFocus stacking for infinite depth-of-fieldUnderwater photographyGetting close to wildlifeUsing electronic shutter triggersPhotographing moving carsPhotographing architecture and real estate

Low Light and Night Photography

Art and Techniques

Author: Neil Freeman

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 178500235X

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 7772

Understanding and using light is key to all photography. This book explains how to take and create stunning shots without much light but still retaining impact and depth. It shows you how to capture the drama and excitemant of a scene by using colours, shapes and shadows, and then how to reveal hidden details with digital manipulation. With over 125 photographs, it is full of ideas and inspiration, including shots of the night sky, cityscapes, traffic trails, light painting and much more. Contents include: Equipment - guide to the camera, functions and features; Composition - how to look at and understand light, notably its quantity, quality, colour and direction; Shooting for edit and using histrograms to maximum effect; Practical assignments with tips and tricks throughout. This practical guide to mastering the techniques of low light and night photography is aimed at all photographers - including landscape. wedding and portrait and is superbly illustrated with over 125 colour photographs including night sky, cityscapes and traffic trails shots.

Dusk to Dawn

A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Author: Glenn Randall

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681983087

Category: Photography

Page: 232

View: 2882

In the past, landscape photography largely ended when the last light of dusk faded from the sky. Today it’s only beginning. The latest digital cameras have made it easy to create images of the landscape at night that film and early digital photographers could only dream of. Equipped with off-the-shelf cameras, more and more photographers are venturing into the night, far beyond the comforting glow of city lights, and returning with spectacular images of places both familiar and unknown that are unlike anything seen before.

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Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night is your guide to this new photographic world. In it, photographer Glenn Randall—author of the bestselling The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography—teaches you how to plan, shoot, and process professional-quality images of the Milky Way, the aurora, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, star trails, and landscapes lit solely by moonlight. Throughout the book, Randall emphasizes ways to integrate beautiful depictions of the night sky with equally compelling renditions of the land below it to create complete landscape images that evoke a sense of place—and a sense of wonder. Equipped with the knowledge in this book, readers will be prepared to create their own nocturnal masterpieces.

Landscape Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Landscape Photography at Night

Author: James Carren

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519321367

Category:

Page: 30

View: 4014

Discover The Secrets to Mastering Landscape Photography At Night! Night photography and astrophotography can be two of the most frustrating sub-genres of landscape. A lot of the reason for this is because: 1. It really is a hard subject to master due to the lack of light. 2. People don’t understand how to go about mastering it. It’s very technical, math based, and has a lot of steps. While this can put a lot of people off, I’m here to break it down for you. Planning is absolutely key, and I’ll walk you through every step you need to make your shoot successful. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn Inside... Tips and Tricks for Photographing in Low Light: Before diving right into night photography, I think it’s best to get your feet wet with a little introduction into the world of low light photography. If you can master this, night photography is the next logical step. The tips include information on the importance of selecting ISO and using a tripod to reduce shake. These things carry over into night photography. Astrophotography and Night Photography: I explain the difference; inclusion of landscape along with the sky or without. How Dark Does it Need to Be?: This chapter discusses how to figure out the light pollution in your area, and a few tips on how to combat it and use it to your advantage if need be. The Gear: This comprehensive list breaks down the essential gear you need to make it work. Planning Your Shoot and Composition: Talks about all the steps you need to take to make your shoot successful. Have a list of all the equipment you need and make sure to pack it all (and extra) at least the night before. Get to know your equipment and make sure it’s all set where it should be in the daylight, before you get to your location. This chapter also discusses the way in which composition differs when you work at night. Getting Star Trails: How to make beautiful star trails in your image Getting Point Stars: Provides opposite techniques to the previous tip, including how to determine exposure time for this style. Editing: Night photography has its own kind of retouching that you have to do to get the perfect image, and I break down all the steps and how to make them work for you. Simply scroll back up the page to download your very own copy today! ----------------- Tags: photography, photoshop, photography books, photography magazine, photoshop cc, photo books, photoshop cs6, photography for dummies, photography for beginners, photography business, photography compostion, photography for kids, photography coffee table books, photography lighting, dslr, photography composition, landscape photography, darkroom photography, photography for beginners, photography lighting, digital photography for beginners, digital photography, dslr photography for beginners, portrait photography, dslr photography

Painting with Light

Light Art Performance Photography

Author: Joerg Miedza,JanLeonardo Woellert

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1457111918

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 8059

Light Art Performance Photography (LAPP) is a unique form of art that was invented and developed by the authors of this book. It is one of the first forms of art using light as the medium to gain widespread attention. Unlike other types of light painting, LAPP does not just involve illuminating existing objects; it also requires the photographer to create and capture new subjects constructed entirely of light. LAPP pieces are usually shot at night using long exposure times to capture complex sequences of precisely choreographed movements. Real-world surroundings are combined with transient, light-based elements to produce spectacular effects. The defining characteristic of LAPP is the harmony between the background and the harsh light often used to produce the individual image elements. The symbiosis between photographer and performer gives each work a degree of reproducibility that is essential if it is to be accurately restaged at a later time. The first part of this book describes the evolution of LAPP as told by its originators, while the middle section goes on to present a gallery of spectacular, large format LAPP images. The final section offers some basic steps and tips to give you a starting point for creating your own LAPP artworks.

The Enthusiast's Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography

50 Photographic Principles You Need to Know

Author: Alan Hess

Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.

ISBN: 1681982420

Category: Photography

Page: 136

View: 4856

If you’re a passionate photographer and you’re ready to take your work to the next level, The Enthusiast’s Guide book series was created just for you. Whether you’re diving head first into a new topic or exploring a classic theme, Enthusiast’s Guides are designed to help you quickly learn more about a topic or subject so that you can improve your photography. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.0px Times; min-height: 16.0px} span.Apple-tab-span {white-space:pre} The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography: 49 Photographic Principles You Need to Know teaches you how to shoot compelling images at night and in low-light situations. Chapters are broken down into a series of numbered lessons, with each lesson providing what you need to improve your photography. Divided into five chapters that include 49 photographic principles to help you create great images, photographer and author Alan Hess covers all the necessary gear and camera settings, as well as topics such as light painting, photographing the night sky, shooting great cityscapes, and post-processing techniques that will bring out the best in your photographs. Example lessons include: • 7. Using Manual exposure mode is the best way to go • 9. Focusing in low light • 21. Mounts, clamps, and other ways to keep the camera stable • 27. How high can you push the ISO? • 33. Creating low-light portraits • 37. How to get those starburst street lights • 46. Correcting the tones in your image Written in a friendly and approachable manner and illustrated with examples that drive home each lesson, The Enthusiast’s Guide to Night and Low-Light Photography is designed to be effective and efficient, friendly and fun. Read an entire chapter at once, or read just one topic at a time. With either approach, you’ll quickly learn a lot so you can head out with your camera to capture great shots.

Time-Lapse Photography

Art and Techniques

Author: Mark Higgins

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785002104

Category: Photography

Page: 300

View: 6469

Time-lapse photography has grabbed the attention of photographers, but few understand how to maximize its potential. This practical book introduces its rich scope and explains how it can be used as a powerful communication tool. By drawing on the ideas behind stills photography and video, it gives a full and inspirational account of this exciting technique, and shares tips and tricks from both genres. Contains clear instruction for still and video photography techniques with practical exercises to support the instruction and stunning examples of diverse creative and technical approaches. With further advice on how to build a portfolio of exciting work, this book will be invaluable for beginners and professionals alike. Superbly illustrated with 183 colour images.

Photographing National Parks

A Guide for Scouting and Shooting America's Most Cherished Lands

Author: Chris Nicholson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983503828

Category:

Page: 202

View: 7405

From sea to shining sea, the national parks preserve some of the country's most unique wilderness areas. As such, they are a gift to nature photographers everywhere. In the pages of Photographing National Parks, Chris Nicholson delves into what all the parks offer to the photographer, and how to best research and prepare for a trip to explore the artistic opportunities within. Learn how to travel safely and photograph in the various environments found in the park system, including desert, alpine, forest and coastline. Discover where to find valuable information about iconic and secret photo locations, how to stay powered up in the outdoors, and ideas for ancillary gear that will make a photo project more efficient and productive.